Fiber meets Pottery meets Painting

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Potter and Painter, Lucille Burke and Photographer Judy Benson Lanier are featured artists, Artist Member show in the classroom. Music by Martin Ball. Wine by Platt Anderson Cellars

Artist Member Show

Several times a year, Ashland Art Center offers its Artist Members the opportunity to participate in an artist member show. The next show will be held on First Friday, August 2, from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm in the main classroom. Artist, Jay Gordon, Kristine Ballenger and Andre Satie will be showcasing their work. Jay Gordon Show: The Inky Ocean Series The Inky Ocean series developed out of a love of watercolor, ink and printmaking, along with the beauty of aquatic life in Japanese artwork, particularly within the history of traditional Japanese printmaking. I love the process of taking an initial drawing or idea and considering how it can be rendered with different types of materials, which influence the mood, structure, and graphic story of each creature. The juxtaposition of the fluid transparency of watercolor combined with the solidity of ink is endlessly interesting to me as an artist, as are the variety of prints that can be created with the processes of relief print, intaglio and monoprinting. Each of these methods has in common the combination of careful planning along with a significant element of chance and surprise. Kristine Ballenger Show: […]

Mixed Media Art

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Featured Gallery, Ashland Art Center will highlight Mixed Media Art with featured artists Aaron Taylor and Linda Dixon. Enjoy music, wine and over 70 local artists work.

Year of the Pig Celebration

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Kickoff for Year of the Pig with Dan Feagin’s Pig Tales, Carolee Buck’s, Art of Travel and Julie Bonney’s Flowers. John Muir School will be Displaying their art and culinary delights.

Oil Paintings from Life, Spring renewal

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Featured artists, Gloria Kastenberg, John Kirk and Jo Ann Manzone display new work, wine by Platt Anderson Cellars, Music by Shake n’ Bake & Oregon CheeseCave will be featuring their cheese

Still Lifes and Landscapes

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Browse our gallery and meet the artists at Ashland Art Center. This month’s featured artists showcase still lifes and landscapes. Music, wine & SART will exhibit in our main classroom.

Plant An Artist

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Friday, March 1, Ashland Art Center will be launching “Plant an artist, watch them grow.” Our gallery will have space for children & young adult artwork among our other showcasing artists.

Watercolor and Illustration Meets Science

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Meet our studio artists and featured artists and photographers. Enjoy music, wine and browse through our gallery. We will be featuring a local student artist exhibit in the gallery.

Shades of Blue: Dyeing with Indigo

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Learn about Indigo dyeing, meet our featured artists, Jennifer Anne Nelson and Photographer, Debra Harder. Music by Holly Gleason, wine by Platt Anderson Cellars. A fun evening for all!

Travel Journaling with Watercolor

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Join us for First Friday, meet the artist, enjoy music by Hollis Peach and wine with Platt Anderson Cellars. Featured Studio Artist, Darlene Southworth, Featured photographer, Dan Elster

Giving Tree Program at Ashland Art Center

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Meet our Artists, enjoy a 10% discount this First Friday weekend. Shop, sip, listen to music and Help a child in need by donating to our Giving Tree Program at Ashland Art Center.

Fiber Art, Photography and Paint

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First Friday Weekend Sale, Meet our featured artists, JoAnn Manzone, Susanne Petermann and Bobbi Murphy. Meet our studio artists, shop and enjoy wine and music at First Friday’s hot spot!

Dia de los Muertos Frist Friday

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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at Ashland Art Center. Meet featured artists’s Janette Brown, Katherine Dron and Bridget Reynolds. Music by Frankie Hernandez. Wine, by Platt Anderson Cellars

Mixed Media

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Marcy Greene’s Show, “When Women Were Birds,” Linda Dixon’s “Imagining Autumn,” Photographers Co-op Show and Riding Beyond, Healing Hearts collage making and musical guest .Trishna.

The Art I Create, Creates Me

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Featured Gallery Artist Denise Kester: Story Art and How I survived the Smokey Summer or 2018. Featured Studio Artists, Jennifer Anne Nelson & Lisa Nelson’s Show: Elated Odyssey

Plein Air, Photography and Print

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Photographer Kate Geary’s new Show, “Where Sea Meets Sand”, New Art Center artist, Jeanne LaRae will be exhibiting her work in the upstairs lounge & Jenn Nelson is featured Gallery Artist.

Plein Air, Photography, Art Talk and Trunk Show

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Artist Talk and Trunk Show with Tiffany Hokanson, featured artists Thalia Keple, Deb Van Poolen and Midge Black. Visit the busiest spot on First Friday! Art, wine and music

Coastal Photography, Watercolor, Pen and Ink Drawings

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Meet the artists, featuring Photographer, John Christer Petersen, Watercolor & Pen and Ink, Carolee Buck and Paula Fong. Enjoy music, wine and art!

A Taste of Ashland Poster Signing

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Denise Kester will be signing her Taste of Ashland Posters during A Taste of Ashland at Ashland Art Center, Saturday and Sunday from 1-2pm.

Photography, Textiles & Glass work

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Glass Artist, Dan Seffinger will be demonstrating his process, Textile Artist, Jo Ann Manzone and Photographer, John Kirk showcase their work. Music and Wine tasting.

Ashland Art Center, Artist Member Show

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Ashland Art Center Member Show March 16, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Featured Artists:  Shoshanah Dubiner, Micah Ofstedahl & Art Van Kraft     Shoshanah Dubiner Dubiner is an artist and designer whose creativity has found expression in a wide range of disciplines including costume design, museum exhibition design, computer graphics and animation, and fine arts painting (with gouache as her primary medium).  Since 2007, (after attending a class at SOU in cell biology), she has found artistic inspiration in the microscopic world.  A large reproduction of her “Dndosymbiosis:  Homage to Lynn Margulis” hangs in the Morrill Science Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Reproductions of her paintings about pollinators are installed near the beehives at SOU’s The Farm.  The originals of all these works are featured at SOU’s Hannon Library. Micah Ofstedahl My work invokes awareness of the complexity and beauty of the world around us, seen and unseen. To achieve this I incorporate lesser-known elements of nature and science into my paintings in addition to my creative interpretation of the unseen, mysterious components of life. Observable scientific subject matter may include microscopic views of single-cell radiolarians, the facets of a bee’s eye, or anatomy right down to the cellular level and beyond. I believe […]

Oil Painting, Watercolors and More…

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Featured Gallery Artist, Terry Frosini will be showing his oil paintings his show, “Things that go Together.” Also featured, Melody Blore, Studio Artist and Debra Harder, photographer

Rust Obessions: Using Found Objects to create Art

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Featured Gallery, Ashland Art Center will be presenting “Rust Obsessions,” artists who use found rusted objects to create textiles, encaustic, assemblage and collage.

Wild Life Photographer, Dan Elster

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Meet the artists: Wild Life Photographer, Dan Elster, Painter, Wendy Bloom, and Fiber Artist Robbin Pearce. Live Music with Liz Jones.

Photographer, Bobbi Murphy shows new work

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Featured photographer, Bobbi Murphy’s “Public Land Grab” will be featured this month. Patrick Mc Kechnie will display his architectural work in the upstairs Lounge, “Walls of Ruin.”

Acrylic & Mixed Media art by Bridgett Reynolds & Linda Dixon

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Acrylic & mixed media artists, Deb Van Poolen, Bridgett Reynolds & Linda Dixon are featured artists. Photographer Kate Geary and young clay artists are also featured this month.

First Friday Art Walk November 2017

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Join us for a fun evening of art, music and wine. Meet our studio and featured artists, Julie Bonney, photographer, Thalia Keple, Weaver and MIdge Black printmaker and painter

October Spotlight Ashland Art Center

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October Spotlight on Ashland Art Center. Featured Artists include John Christer Petersen, Elaine Frenett, Janette Brown and Daniel Seffinger who will demonstrate his glass making techniques

First Friday Art Walk, September 1, 2017

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Featured Artists Darlene Southworth and Jo Ann Manzone share their work along with our Studio Artists. Come meet the artists and join us for wine, music and fun.

First Friday Art Walk, August 4, 2017

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First Friday Art Walk, August 4, 2017. Featured Artists: Photographer, David Lorenz Winston; Studio Artists, Candy Wooding, Paul Littell, Robbin Pearce & Gallery Artists, Linda Dixon & Dev

First Friday Art Walk, July 2017

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Ashland Art Center, First Friday Art Walk: Featured artists: Darcie Sternenberg, Melody Blore and Denise Kester.

June First Friday

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Join us for First Friday with Featured Artists, Dan Elster, Jennifer Anne Nelson & Linda Dixon. Musical Guests, Generation Jones. Platt Anderson Cellars with be serving wine.

First Friday

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First Friday Featured Artists: Bobbi Murphy, photographer, Jo Ann Manzone, botanical printer, felter, Liza Hamilton, felter, Marcy Greene, mixed media painter.

April First Friday Featured Artists

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Featured Artists: Photographer, Leonard Lea; Gallery Artists, Paula Fong & Marty Hogan; Print Artist, Amy Godard; Studio Artists, Marty Hogan & Michael Corcoran; Musician, Martin Ball.

Iconoplasty, Featured Musician

Iconoplasty is a complex stew of electronic beats, surf guitar riffs, ambient noise and appropriated pop choruses, all courtesy of multi-instrumentalist, Josh Gross. Think of mashup DJ-but one that live-loops instruments instead of using samples, seamlessly switching between drums, guitars, and keyboards in a single beat, all while tap-dancing on an army of pedals to earn frequent comparisons to Ratatat, El Ten Eleven and a trained octopus.

Julie Bonney, Featured Photographer

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March 2017 Featured Photographer, Julie Bonney Show:  Delicate Beauty Julie Bonney is a widely traveled local photographer who will be sharing a selection from her recent work, “Delicate Beauty” during March 2017.  Favorite photography subjects for many are flowers.  They speak the language of the heart touching us in ways that open us to the natural world.  However, the challenge is to showcase them in ways that are less common and create a desire in the viewer to stop and take them in.  Photography workshops can be a source of inspiration when things feel stagnant.  To learn some new techniques, Julie participated in a flower photography workshop last September.  Using tulle, lace, optic choices, shallow depth of field, multiple exposures and more unusual angles of perspective she immersed herself in the joy of rekindling her love of floral photography.  

Featured Artists, First Friday Art Walk, March 2017

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Ashland Art Center: Featured Artists: Darlene Southworth & Susanne Petermann. Featured Photographer: Julie Bonney and Musical Guest: Iconoplasty

Bridget Reynolds, Featured Artist

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Bridget Reynolds, Deity Arts is our featured artist for February.  Her Ganesh theme will be represented in her drawings, tracing mono prints multi-media, journals and cards.  Bridget, a Business Consultant and Artist came to art late in life and has found such joy and depth in the process. From the beginning she was compelled to create deities and has followed this. She loves and respects the energy that presents as she works and hopes that this energy translates to the pieces created. Featured Photographer: John Christer Petersen Show:  A Hidden Gem in Sweden John-Christer Petersen is a local photographer who has shown his work in multiple venues in the Rogue Valley.  In recent history, though raised by Danish parents, John discovered that he was adopted and is Swedish.  Instead of being an “only” child he has been welcomed into a large family in Sweden.  Last summer John made another trip to Sweden to visit his family and to learn more about his true heritage.  He will be showing “A Hidden Gem in Sweden”, at The Photographer’s Gallery in the Ashland Art Center during the 1st Friday Art Walk in Ashland on February 3rd.         […]

A Panoramic Point Of View with Photographer John Kirk

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Featured Photographer: John Kirk Show:  A Panoramic Point of View   Award-winning photographer John Kirk displays a retrospective of his favorite panoramic images as Featured Photographer for January in the Photographer’s Gallery at Ashland Art Center. He searches for unusual and dynamic landscapes and his travels have taken him to the Lavender fields of Sequim, WA, the farm lands of Oregon and the Red Rock Country of the Southwest.  John has shown his work and taken the top awards at many fine art shows throughout the West. Featured Musician: Generation Jones will be performing from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Generation Jones, the father and son duet of Jeffrey and Julian Jones play a variety of music based mostly around the Celtic traditions on guitar, fiddle and vocals but, they often throw a few surprises in their sets including old-time, Klezmer, classic rock and surf tunes.  Jeff and Julian have been performing together since Julian was six years old.  They have performed at most of the region’s retirement facilities, local Irish Pubs, artists galleries and regional retirement music events.  In the summer of 2010, they performed in Florence, Italy and in Dublin, Doolin […]

Three Dimensional Printmade Jewelery by Tiffany Hokanson

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Tiffany Hokanson will be showing her copper etched and metal jewelry in Studio 6B. Carolee Buck and Donna Hertz are the Upstairs Featured Artists and their work can be seen in Studio #10”. David Lorenz Winston’s photography will be on display at The Photographers Gallery and JJ Joss will be providing live music. 

The Art of Midge Black

Come and see the art of Midge Black, including paintings, drawings, and prints. Melody Blore,the featured studio artist, has a happy palette and works in acrylic. Featured Clay Artist Sheri Clarey, will be showing her work. Darcie Sternenberg, a photographer specializing in black and white imagery and she will be showing her work at The Photographer’s Gallery. Blades of Grass will be providing music.

The Art of Janette Ervin-Brown, Elaine Frenett and Darlene Southworth

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The Art of Janette Ervin-Brown, Elaine Frenett and Darlene Southworth, here you can sample their wild imaginings: throwing, swirling, stapling, stitching, cutting, tearing mostly watercolor media upon paper. From what had randomly appeared in the artist’s mind, came these expressions of experimentation. The featured Photographer, Lewis Anderson, is a local image-
maker who likes to explore the boundaries between photography and painting. JJ Joss will provide live music

Magical Realism -Whimsical Animals: The Artwork of Liza Hamilton and Denise Kester

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Imaginative needle felted wool sculptures by fiber artist Liza Hamilton will be displayed with Denise Kester’s ‘Story Art’. This month: Printmaker, Tiffany Hokanson, will be displaying her most recent work as the downstairs featured artist at the Ashland Art Center. Featured Gallery Artist, Linda Dixon is showing oil paintings of local images. Leonard Lea is a local nature photographer living in Ashland Oregon who will be featuring a selection of images entitled “Floral Impressions” at The Photographers Gallery.

Ponchos on Parade by Laura Lawrence

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Textile artist Laura Lawrence will present Ponchos on Parade in Upstairs in Studio #7. Paula Fong, watercolor illustratins, and Jane Sterling , ceramic sculpture, will be featured in the main Gallery. And visit featued downstairs artist Elijah Boor in Studios # 2B and #3B.
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A Method to the Madness by Debra Rene Harder

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A Method to the Madness by Debra Rene Harder, the Featured Photographer of July 2016. July’s Upstairs Featured Artists – Zoe West and Susanne Petermann will be presenting their work in Upstairs Studio #6. Downstairs Featured Artist, Lisa Eldredge will present her ceramics and the Gallery Featured Artists are Hannah Brehmer and Leah Mebane. Accapellaré will present live music.

Ashland Middle School Student Artwork Exibit

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Ashland Middle School will be exhibiting artwork from the students of Christie Boyd, Visual Arts Instructor at AMS. Featured Studio Artists; Studio 5 – Thalia Keple, Michael Corcoran and Marty Hogan, Downstairs – Amy Godard and Featured Photographer, Julie Bonney will be displaying their works.

Jo Ann Manzone – Mother Earth-the Art of Botanical Printing

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Jo Ann Manzone, a felter, botanical printer and dyer displays her botanical prints in her showcase entitled Mother Earth-The Art of Botanical Printing.
Samantha McDermott, fiber artist and natural dyeing.
Live music by APhoebe Knowles and Accapellaré

Dean Buchser

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Dean Buchser has been creating mosaics for over twenty years, He thrives on the vibrant colors and reflections in his mosaic mirrors. The convex mirrors warp what we see into what it just might be. What exactly is behind the looking glass?

Creating mosaics for over twenty years, I thrive on the vibrant colors and reflections in my mosaic mirrors. The convex mirrors warp what we see into what it just might be. What exactly is behind the looking glass?

With a zest for Central American culture and my early years in the desert southwest, I sculpt what I have seen in my dreams. There are places in time that change us and sculpt us into who we are, who we have been and who we will become. These little steps or giant leaps we take are so much who we are as people and as artists.

Visit Dean upstairs in Studio #8.

Sexual Assault Survivor’s Healing (SASH) Group Art Show

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! Sexual Assault Survivor’s Healing (SASH) Group Art Show will be in the main classroom.

The Wonderful World of Wool with Jo Ann Manzone

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Jo Ann Manzone, a felter, botanical printer and dyer combines these skills to create her pieces for “The Wonderful World of Wool” exhibit. Liza Hamilton creates expressive animals, each possessing its own unique energy and presence, come to life in all shapes and sizes using only wool and a felting needle.

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Jessica Lee, mother of two children, is an Ashland, Oregon based mixed media artist. Her collage paintings incorporate re-purposed and ecological materials delivering deep color, textures and layered assemblages. She finds inspiration in the nature of petals, branches, feathers, botanicals and the ocean. With a foundation as an advocate and guide for young artists, Jessica Lee’s collections of mixed media creations are now available for public display. Jessica has studied with Portland, Oregon artist Flora Bowley and is the niece of renowned California artist Pamela Findleton.     Samantha McDermott-Goldie, Lower Level Featured Artist As a child I loved to create potions out of everything around me, trees, flowers, and mushrooms. I would put everything I collected into a jar to bake and ferment in the sun. And being an adult back in Ashland after living in the corporate world of fashion I have decided to go back to my love of making potions. From my surroundings, farms, gardens, and parks, I gather organic material and then hand dye textiles into one of kind pieces of art. I do this in hopes of challenging what clothes are made of and how, […]

Wearable Art by Marty Hogan

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Featured co-op GALLERY artists will be Michael Corcoran and Marty Hogan; Featured upstairs STUDIO artist, Laura Lawrence; and the Featured lower level STUDIO artist, Robbin Pearce
Featured Photographer of the Month: Lewis Anderson and Acoustic Jazz Music by Garrett Baxter and Brandon Crafts

Drawing and Painting with Carolee Buck

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Carolee Buck will be featuring her Ashland scenes done in pen and ink, watercolor. Visit her in her studio #10 upstairs during the Art Walk Friday, Experience the magical, woodland-themed show, Spirits in the Forest by Paula R. Fong and Liza Hamilton, in the AAC gallery during the First Friday artwalk, and throughout the month of November. And don’t miss Lisa Eldridge in the basement Ceramic Studio. Check out the eARThly Biomimicry Series in Studio 5b in lower level. Live music by Phoenix Sigalove and refreshments for the First Friday reception. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

Jane Sterling

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Sculptures and earrings by Jane Sterling and mixed media Altars, Shrines and Mosaic mirrors by Leslie Gibbons. Live music, by Phoenix Sigalove, and refreshments for the First Friday reception. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

Do What Your Heart Wants to Do, Printmaking and Mixed Media by Denise Kester

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Printmaking and Mixed Media by Denise Kester in studio #8 upstairs. Gallery Coop Artists; Natalie Stawsky, Handmade fabric flowers upstairs in Studio #2, and Jo Ann Manzone, Wearable Felt Art upstairs in studio #9. Live music and refreshments for the First Friday reception. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

Handmade Fabric Flowers by Natalie Stawsky

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Handmade fabric flowers by Natalie Stawsky upstairs in Studio #2 and Wearable Felt Art by Jo Ann ManzoneBeaded in upstairs, studio #9. . Live music and refreshments for the First Friday reception. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

Dogs Look Good in Blue, Watercolors by Rachel Jean Fisher

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Pet portraiture by Rachel Jean Fisher in the Artist Underground (Studio #1B, lower level), and upstairs in Studio #5, Beaded Tapestries by Thalia Keple and Wearable Art by Marty Hogan. Live music and refreshments for the First Friday reception. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

“Out of the Box” by Susanne Petermann & “Bead Embroidery” by Stephanie Gould

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Featured artists are Susanne Petermann with her collages & Stephanie Gould with her bead embroidery. Join Susanne and Stephanie upstairs at AAC. Live music and refreshments for First Friday reception. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

“Behind The Looking Glass” Mosaic mirrors and sculpture by Dean Buchser

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Featured artist is Dean Buchser with his hand made mosaic mirrors. Join Dean upstairs in his second floor studio at AAC. Live music and refreshments for First Friday reception. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

Ceramics by Donna Marie

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Featured artist is Donna Marie with her hand made ceramics. Join Liza upstairs in her studio at AAC. Live music and refreshments for First Friday reception. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

Wooly Wonders, Fiber Art Creations by Liza Hamilton

Wooly Wonders, Fiber Art Creations by Liza Hamilton

Featured artist is Liza Hamilton with her fantastical, whimsical fiber art creations. Join Liza at the featured artist wall upstairs or in her studio at AAC. Live music and refreshments for First Friday reception. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

Assemblage by Dale Muir

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Featured artist is Dale Muir with her inventive and whimsical assemblage collages and sculptures. Join Dale at the featured artist wall upstairs or in her studio at AAC. Live music and refreshments for First Friday reception. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

“New Directions: Perhaps dimensional, Perhaps intuitive” watercolors by Elaine Frenett

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Featured artist is watercolorist Elaine Frenett with “New Directions: Perhaps dimensional, Perhaps intuitive.” Join Elaine in her studio upstairs at AAC. Live music and refreshments for First Friday reception. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

“Painting with Yarn” textile art by Laura Lawrence

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Featured artist is textile artist, Laura Lawrence with “Painting with Yarn”. Join Laura in her studio upstairs at AAC. Live music by JJ Joss and refreshments. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

Mixed Media and Book Arts of Printmaker with Denise Kester

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Featured artist is printmaker Denise Kester with “Mixed Media and Book Arts”. Join Denise in her studio upstairs at AAC. Live music and refreshments. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

Paste Papers by Candy Wooding

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Featured artist is Candy Wooding with “Paste Papers” paper art. Join Candy for a paste paper making demo and view her amazing folded paper art in her studio upstairs at AAC. Live music and refreshments. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

Paintings and Illustrations by Elijah Boor

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Elijah Boor’s digital and traditional paintings and illustrations is featured in his studio downstairs at AAC in the Artist’s Underground. All three floors of art, artists in their students. Special Show in the Classroom: Enrichment Studio Show. Live music, refreshments.

“Tuned into Tunics” fiber art by Jo Ann Manzone

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Jo Ann Manzone, a nationally known felter is featured in ““Tuned into Tunics” in her studio at AAC. Three floors of art, artists in their students. Special Show in the Classroom: TBA. Live music, refreshments.

“Assemblage: Recycle, Repurpose, Experiment” mixed media assemblage by Dale Muir

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Dale Muir’s mixed media assemblage art is featured in “Assemblage: Recycle, Repurpose, Experiment” in her studio upstairs at AAC. Three floors of art, artists in their students. Special Show in the Classroom: TBA. Live music, refreshments.

“Works on paper” Printmaking art by Tiffany Hokanson

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Tiffany Hokanson’s printmaking art is featured in “Works on Paper” in the AAC Print Studio, lower level of AAC. Three floors of art, artists in their students. Special Show in the Classroom: Hearts and Hopes Illuminated, Survivor Art Show. Live music, refreshments.

Oil Paintings by Terry Frosini

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“I paint what interests me in the moment; I look for a challenge, something I have not tried before, perhaps something I may fail at.” – Terry Frosini
Terry’s realistic oil paintings of portraits, landscapes, and still lifes draw you in with their charm and ability to tell a story. Visit Terry in his studio in the Artists Underground on the lower level of Ashland Art Center. Learn about his process and the stories behind each unique piece.

As always, visitors will find galleries, open studios, art, and artists on all three floors of the Art Center. There will also be refreshments and live music on First Friday.

“Natural Inspirations” paintings and monoprints by Pam Haunschild

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Natural Inspirations: Paintings and Monoprints by Pam Haunschild. Join Pam in the Artists Underground at AAC, on the lower level, studio 4B. Special show in the Classroom: Cartoon Art by Curt Evans and Kids Cartooning students. Live music and refreshments.

Oil Paintings by David Gordon

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Featured artist David Gordon will show his abstract oil paintings. Join David in his studio upstairs at AAC. All three floors open to explore. Live music by Pat O’Scannell and Sean Connors, traditional Irish music. Special show in the Classroom: Stop motion animation with Elijah Boor.

Ceramics by Kami Carlson

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Kami Carlson, ceramicist and teacher, will be showing her stylish functional and decorative wares. Live music by Henry Mercer. Special show in the Classroom: John Muir School’s student show with music by the John Muir School band at 5:45. As always: galleries, open studios, art, and artists on all three floors of the Art Center!

“Dynamic and Still Life” paintings and illustrations by Yelena Joy

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“Dynamic and Still Life”, paintings and illustrations by Yelena Joy, upstairs in her studio at AAC. Live music and refreshments. Live music by singer/songwriter Sage Meadows. Special show in the Classroom: AAC Drawing and Painting Students Art Show.

“Fun with Felt” felted art and wearables by Jo Ann Manzone

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Fun with Felt, felted art and wearbables by Jo Ann Manzone, upstairs in her studio at AAC. Live music and refreshments. Special show in the Classroom: The Enrichment Ceramics Program, art by students in the AAC Enrichment program. Print Studio art supply sale and Clay Studio ceramics sale on the lower level.

“New Sanctuary One Animal Paintings” by Dana Feagin

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Dana Feagin’s expressive animal portraits are eye-catching and memorable. She has an innate ability to show animals’ funny, quirky characteristics. She paints portraits of pets and rescue animals from local shelters. For the month of October, Dana is showing seven new paintings of rescue animals from Sanctuary One, a non-profit farm in Jacksonville, OR. Ten percent of sales from these paintings and associated prints and cards will be donated to Sanctuary One. There will be an opening reception on First Friday, October 4, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. As always on First Fridays, visitors will find galleries, open studios, art, and artists on all three floors of AAC with live music and refreshments. The AAC Print Studio will be holding a reception for its Artist-in Residence Shannon Yost. There will also be a special show in the Classroom with non-profit Eyes to Burma showing photographs by humanitarian and photographer Fred Stockwell.

“Vested Interests” Dancing Threads by Laura Lawrence

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Featured artist Laura Lawrences’ Dancing Threads show “Vested Interests”, upstairs in studio 3. Special show in the Classroom: Felt Squares Community Art Project – Everyone can make a felted square! Three floors of the Art Center to explore, refreshments, live music.

“Art is a Verb” Paintings and Mixed Media by Nancy Ashmead

"Art is a Verb" Paintings and Mixed Media by Nancy Ashmead

Galleries, open studios, and artists on all three floors. Featured artist: Nancy Ashmead with “Art is a Verb”. Live music: David Elan Kelley. Special Show in the Classroom: Rogue Hack Lab.

Life Needs Art! Summer at Ashland Art Center

Summer is almost here and with it longer days to happily fill with art and creativity. Take a stroll around all three floors of the Art Center and explore the beautiful art in our galleries and artists’ studios. Live music performed by Sage Meadows. Special Show in the Classroom: Quilting to Honor and Comfort.

“Experimenting with Materials” Assemblage by Dale Muir

Dale is known for her amazing assemblage pieces which give personality and expression to everyday found objects. Her pieces are part 3D collage and part sculpture. They celebrate the character of individual materials by bringing them together in a work of art that shows them in a new and beautiful light. Come see Dale\’s fun and inspiring work in her studio on the lower level. Live music will be performed upstairs by Chapter II, an alternative rock/acoustic band with members from Ashland High School, and downstairs by Thad Jacobson on solo banjo. As always visitors will find galleries, open studios, art, and artists on all three floors of the Art Center. This month’s special First Friday show in the Classroom is Art Honor Society Club at AHS. Highlighting artists and photographers from all grades at Ashland High School, this show was created in order to develop support for a new club at AHS: an Ashland chapter of The National Arts Honor Society, a program dedicated to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. This show is curated by AHS senior William Crowley.

“Blooming” Floral Watercolors by Elaine Frenett

Celebrate spring with “Blooming” – beautiful floral watercolors by Elaine Frenett. Elaine captures light and warmth in her sophisticated watermedia paintings. She is a teacher as well as an artist, leading popular art journaling clinics every month at the Art Center. Come meet Elaine and see her show and her studio on the top floor of the Art Center. Live music will be performed by the local, “vivacious peasant folk” band Patchy Sanders. As always visitors will find galleries, open studios, art, and artists on all three floors of the Art Center. This month’s special First Friday show in the Classroom is called “Hearts and Hopes Illuminated”, a group show featuring submissions from survivors of sexual assault within our community, SOU students, and SASH (Sexual Assault Survivors’ Healing) Support Group. This is the start of a month of local events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a worldwide pro-active annual occasion.

“Doors and Details” Architectural Photography by Judith Pavlik

Doors and Details by Judith Pavlik

Judith is known and loved for her portraits – of families, children, weddings – and we are delighted to introduce Ashland to her architectural photography as well! Come view her photographs of doors and other man-made details in her work space on the main floor of the Art Center. Her work will be up during March and she will be on hand meeting people and answering questions about her work during the March Art Walk. New! Live music in two locations: Joseph Crowell will be playing on the landing upstairs and Jacob Howard, downstairs in the lounge area next to the Clay Studio. As always visitors will find galleries, open studios, art, and artists on all three floors of the Art Center. This month’s special First Friday show in the Classroom is “Artists for Economic Justice”. In a unit of study on social justice, the third and fourth grade students at John Muir Elementary examined how poverty can inhibit an individual’s access to civil rights. Students reflect on and make a statement regarding poverty in our community through poetry and collage.

Tapestry Woven Jewelry by Thalia Keple

Thalia combines her weaving and textile skills with her beading, metal working and jewelry skills to create wonderful tapestry woven jewelry. She will be on hand in her studio # 8 during the January First Friday Art Walk, greeting visitors and explaining her techniques. As always the Art Center has art, artists and refreshments on all three floors. Live music by Daniel Sherrill. NEW! Take a ride with new Shuttle touring Art2Business locations during the Art Walk including the Ashland Art Center. Art2Business is a program where Businesses are matched with Art Work, making the businesses more inviting and giving artists a larger audience for their work. Find out more at www.ashlandartcenter.org/art2business.

Southern Oregon Landscape Photographs by David Lorenz Winston Featured at Ashland Art Center

David Lorenz Winston is an award winning photographer, internationally recognized for his nature photography. His crisp winter landscapes and stunning images of trees enhance art and photography collections around the world. “I feel fortunate to be living and photographing in Southern Oregon,” David says, “The quick access to superb landscapes along with changing seasons and weather patterns give the terrain a delightful freshness that keeps me returning for more.” During the October Art Walk, David will be greeting visitors and answering questions about his work in the Photographers’ Gallery on the main floor of the Art Center. Enjoy live music by Chris Johnson and Mark Arinsberg and discover art and artists on all three floors of the Art Center.

Kickstarter Campaign Benefiting Homeless Youth Featured at Ashland Art Center

Yelena Joy, an artist from Ashland Art Center is Studio # 4, is offering a unique opportunity for homeless youth. Medford has the second highest number of homeless youths in Oregon. The Heart-Art Experience is an art therapy- like process, through which the participant has the opportunity to see himself as fully capable, whole and \”un-broken\”, and to experience inner power and shift limiting beliefs. The project was inspired after Ms. Joy connected with youth in need, most recently with homeless youth at the Maslow Project, a non-profit organization that provides help in meeting basic needs, along with education and enrichment opportunities for homeless and at-risk homeless youth ages 0-21. Joy said, \”When I went to the Maslow project for the first time, I experienced a completely different reality, a reality that is unknown for most of us, and one which we would like to avoid.\” When you need to take care of basic needs, it is easy to forget the power within and to treat yourself as \”broken\” rather than as an equal member of society. Twenty years ago, Ms. Joy began working as a medical psychologist and artist […]

Adornment for the Home and Body by Wendy Gell Featured at Ashland Art Center

Most people know Wendy Gell for her fabulous blingy jewelry and now she is bringing her signature sparkly glamour to objects for the home! During August, Wendy will be featuring a Kuan Yin Lamp with Tiffany style shade, a nodding headed Gold Empress, mirrors and goblets, all in Wendy’s unique style. Swarovski stones abound, and her world renowned wristies,bracelets, and necklaces will be on display as well. ” I am always looking for new inspiration, for new objects to make. These works are all brand new and very exciting, as I have more wonderful stones and jewels then ever before. I closed a storage unit in Connecticuit and sent myself boxes of wonderful stones and materials. The shimmering will be amazing,” says Wendy. During the August Art Walk, Wendy will be greeting visitors in her studio and answering questions about her processes. Enjoy live music by JJ Joss and discover art and artists on all three floors of the Art Center.

Animal Portraiture by Dana Feagin Featured at Ashland Art Center

Dana Feagin, award-winning pet portrait artist, is our featured artist for June. Dana is an oil painter completely focused on animal art, capturing their interesting and amusing expressions on bold backgrounds. Her work can be seen in Studio 3, as well as a special display upstairs featuring paintings of animals from Sanctuary One, a non-profit care farm in Jacksonville, OR. Ten percent of her sales from these originals, prints and cards is donated to Sanctuary One to assist with animal care. During the June Art Walk, Dana will be greeting visitors in her studio and answering questions about her processes. Enjoy live music by Garrett Baxter and discover art and artists on all three floors of the Art Center.

Woven Jewelry by Thalia Keple Featured at Ashland Art Center

Carolee Buck will be featuring her Ashland scenes done in pen and ink, watercolor. Visit her in her studio #10 upstairs during the Art Walk Friday, May 4 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. The Art Center will also feature Live Music, Art and Artists on all three floors of the Art Center, refreshments and a special show in the community classroom from the Sexual Assault Survivors Group.

Woven Jewelry by Thalia Keple Featured at Ashland Art Center

Thalia Keple will be featuring her woven jewelry in her studio – #8 upstairs at AAC – during the month of April. Thalia is an accomplished fiber artist, who has been working with the medium for over 40 years and has been dedicating the last 14 to it nearly full time. Her intricate needle woven jewelry pieces are miniature tapestries, mixed with beads and metals. Her eye for color and flair for drama make her pieces very desirable and being light weight and soft, they’re very comfortable to wear. She will be discussing her work with visitors during the First Friday Art Walk, April 6, from 5 – 8 pm. Featured music will be live a capella harmonies by Jane Sterling and Jacquelene Ambrose. Join us for their sultry, heartfelt familiar songs. Art and Artists on all three floors of the Art Center!

Expressive Painter Miles Frode Featured at Ashland Art Center

Those who know Miles, know him to be a free flowing expressive painter, mixed media artist and draftsman who keeps us on our toes. His work challenges traditional expectations and causes us to ponder the age-old question: “What is Art?” This month Miles is switching up our expectations of HIM by framing and presenting his unique pieces in a more traditional fashion. Miles will be in his studio from 5 – 8 during the Art Walk, March 2. Live music by the Silktones March is Ashland Gallery Association’s Student Month! See the artwork of Ashland High School students in galleries throughout Ashland. Paintings by William Crowley will be featured in the Ashland Art Center Classroom. Art and Artists on all three floors of the Art Center! Refreshments!

Watercolorist Cynthia Flowers Featured at Ashland Art Center

Cynthia Flowers will be displaying and demonstrating her abstract watercolors during the Art Walk. She has been partially color blind since she sustained a serious head injury at age 5, but you would never know it when seeing her marvelously colorful art work. Find Cynthia and her work in Lower Level Studio 5B. Friday, February 3, 5:00 – 8:00 pm at 357 E Main St, Ashland All Ages Welcome! Live Music! Art, Artists and studios on all three floors of the Art Center!

Photographer Lewis Anderson Featured at Ashland Art Center

Award winning photographer Lewis Anderson will be showing a long exposure photograph of the Oregon coast that is printed on a lager canvas much like a painting. Lewis is also exhibiting a a redwood forest scene that is printed on aluminum produced by applying heat and high pressure to a dye sublimation method. Find Lewis’ work on the main floor of the Art Center in the Photographer’s Gallery. Lewis will be on hand during the January Art Walk to meet and discuss his work! Friday, January 6, 5:00 – 8:00 pm at 357 E Main St, Ashland All Ages Welcome! Live Music by jazz and blues young prodigy and composer Garrett Baxter Art, Artists and studios on all three floors of the Art Center!

Nuno Felting Artist Jo Ann Manzone Featured at First Friday Art Walk

Textile Artist Jo Ann Manzone is featured in December during the December First Friday Art Walk at Ashland Art Center. Jo Ann will be displaying her Nuno Felting work, which is a new, innovative technique that attaches felt to fabric which then can be made into clothing or textile art. During the Art Walk, she will be demonstrating this technique upstairs in her studio # 9. Friday, December 2, 5:00 – 8:00 pm at 357 E Main St, Ashland All Ages Welcome! Live Music by Planet Lullaby, a father – daughter duo Art, Artists and studios on all three floors of the Art Center! The festivities continue Saturday, December 3 from 10 am – 2 pm and Sunday, December 4 from 2 – 6 pm when the Studio Artists will be hosting a Holiday Fair with refreshments, live music and a fun Art Hunt game. This is a great opportunity to purchase local, handmade gifts for loved ones!

Recycled Assemblage Sculpture by Dale Muir and RAMPART – Recycled Art Materials Project Launch

Dale Muir is inspired by taking apart old appliances, machines and putting them back together with other found objects to create wonderful and fascinating art pieces. During the November First Friday Art Walk she will be creating a sculpture for her Smith River Bridge series. Dale’s studio is in the basement – #4B Since we’ll be featuring an artist who reuses objects that otherwise would probably be thrown away, it’s the perfect time to launch our new Recycled Art Materials Project – called RAMPART. Ashland Art Center is teaming up with Lucretia Weems and the Master Recyclers program to connect artists with interesting materials for their art that would otherwise wind up in the landfill. Look for the big steel drums near the classroom, in them we will be collecting cool and interesting old, small objects like: buttons, keys, springs etc, as well as art supplies that still have life left – like paint, paper, etc. During the Art Walk, pick up a flier to see what old things we can use and then go home and clean out your junk drawers! Live music by Jupiter Moon. Project Art Kids, […]